The Australian Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (ACEDD) is an association of people drawn from Australian universities and with line responsibility for environmental science and/or environmental studies programs and endeavours. It commenced informal operations in July 2008 and was formally constituted in March 2009.


ACEDD will be the peak professional advocate for excellence in environmental sciences and environmental studies in Australian higher education and will effectively represent the interests of these fields and the sector among government, non-government and private sectors.


ACEDD is founded on the idea that environmental science and environmental studies are crucial fields of higher education, and that the interests of environmental education, research and research training, and community engagement in these fields are to be served in many ways, one of which is by advocacy among peers in the sector. ACEDD’s mission is to be such an advocate and to effectively represent the interests of the field and sector, basing its actions on the principles of good governance for collegiality, communication and capacity building.